Finding Aid of the Clark Foreman Papers,1942 - 1944, PC.1545

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Finding Aid of the Clark Foreman Papers,1942 - 1944, PC.1545

Abstract

Clark Howell Foreman taught political science at Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, North Carolina) during the 1943-1944 school year. Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking.

Clark Foreman's papers contain letters and articles related to Black Mountain College, conflicts between members of the college community, and racial integration.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Clark Foreman Papers
Call Number
PC.1545
Creator
Foreman, Clark, 1902-1977
Date
1942 - 1944
Extent
1.00 folders, 12.00 items
Language
English
Repository
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PC.1545, Clark Foreman Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.

    Biographical and Historical No

    Clark Howell Foreman (1902-1977), an advocate for civil rights in the South, taught political science at Black Mountain College during the 1943-1944 school year.

    Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking. Despite the fact that Black Mountain College could rarely offer faculty more than room and board, a number of important teachers and artists were drawn to the school as part of the regular faculty or to participate in the school's Summer Institutes. Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Max Dehn, Joseph Fiore, Buckminister Fuller, Edward Lowinsky, Robert Motherwell, Charles Olson, M.C. Richards, and Xanti Schawinsky were only a few of those who taught at Black Mountain College. In addition, the success of several of the college's students (such as Ruth Asawa, Edward Dorn, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg) helped to further the college's reputation in the area of the arts and the avant garde.

    The character and focus of Black Mountain College shifted over time, according to the make-up of the faculty and students. Personal and ideological conflicts were common and sometimes lead to major changes in the college community. Lack of funds added to the stress of the situation, as did the school's physical isolation and its sometimes strained relations with the local population. Eventually, the student enrollment and available funds dwindled until the college was forced to close in 1956.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Bentley, Eric, 1916-
  2. De Graaff, Frances
  3. Dreier, Theodore, 1902-1997.
  4. Foreman, Clark, 1902-1977
  5. Kurtz, Kenneth, 1907-
  6. Wunsch, William Robert, 1896-
  7. Foreman, Clark, 1902-1977
  8. Wunsch, William Robert, 1896-
  9. Dreier, Theodore
  10. Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  11. College students--North Carolina
  12. College teachers--Salaries, etc.--North Carolina
  13. Education, Humanistic
  14. Interpersonal conflict
  15. Race relations
  16. School integration
  17. Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History
  18. World War, 1939 - 1945
  19. College teachers
  20. Universities and colleges
  21. College presidents
  22. Dissenters
  23. Interpersonal conflict
  24. Finance
  25. College students
  26. Grading and Marking (Students)
  27. Employment
  28. Political science
  29. "The Story of Black Mountain College"
  30. "Summary of Discussion Regarding Admission of Negro Students"
  31. African Americans
  32. African American college students
  33. Universities and colleges--Admission
  34. Acquisitions Information

    Gift of Clark Foreman, February 6, 1974. During March-April, 2012, these records were moved from the State Archives building in Raleigh to the Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

    Processing Information

  35. Processed by Ashley Yandle, February 20, 2002
  36. Encoded by Ashley Yandle, February, 2002; additional encoding, May, 2010
  37. Note: This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.